Our Team

Our principals offer a combined 20 years of real estate experience and have participated in more than $6 billion in transaction value across the capital stack. We know what it takes to build a high-performing portfolio in Colorado. Our approach has been honed through years of training with institutional landlords in New York City. We have ample experience analyzing key demographics and studying market and cultural trends, which allows us to better identify, capitalize and execute on unique and off-market opportunities for the lifecycle of the business plan.

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Spencer Pariser | Co-Founder and CEO

Strat Ventures co-founder Spencer Pariser brings a decade of acquisitions, investment, and operating experience.

 

Before turning his sights to the Front Range, Spencer spent more than six years at Taconic Partners, a New York City-based owner, operator and developer, where he was responsible for investments, investment strategy and capital raising. At Taconic, he specialized in sourcing, underwriting and executing acquisitions utilizing his relationships, knowledge of the marketplace and debt/equity structuring background. Before joining Taconic, Spencer was an analyst with SL Green Realty Corp.’s Investments Group, where he was directly involved in over $2 billion in transactions throughout the capital stack, including acquiring direct equity interests in real properties, debt and equity structuring and lending. Spencer also has experience in the venture capital and private equity spaces as he ran special situations investments on behalf of the principals of Taconic and has invested in over 20 companies on his own account. This breadth of knowledge in all aspects of the capital stack (real estate, venture capital, private equity) is what he attributes to his keen understanding of the entire business eco-system and makes him a better landlord to tenants, partner and negotiator.

Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The George Washington University with a minor in Business Administration. He is the founder of Emerging Professionals in Real Estate, a 100+member networking group consisting of landlords and capital providers across the United States. He is also a skilled guitarist, avid skier, mediocre golfer and is on Carnegie Hall’s Real Estate Council.

 

Spencer brings a talent for uncovering, assessing and structuring unique opportunities through his deep network and his team-centric approach.

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Marc Cianciola | Co-Founder and CIO

With a diverse breadth of knowledge in real estate, Marc’s innate ability to identify new trends and foster key relationships with owners and operators provides investors with a unique competitive advantage. 

 

Before co-founding Strat Ventures, Marc Cianciola led Acquisitions for Urban American, a prominent New York City multifamily real estate firm. Marc spearheaded Urban American’s expansion into Denver, helping to acquire over 600 units in 2020. He was responsible for deal sourcing, financial analysis, investment strategy and executing new acquisitions. During his tenure, he had the opportunity to work with myriad capital partners including Madison International Reality, Brookfield, and Dixson Advisory Group. 

 

Marc spent more than seven years in New York City real estate, working for boutique investment firms such as Legion Investment Group, where he assisted in acquiring over $250 million in new development and multifamily properties. His time at some of the world’s largest brokerage houses, including Newmark Knight Frank and Cushman & Wakefield helped cultivate the tenacity and ambition required to source unique investment opportunities. Marc earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business and Finance from George Washington University and master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University.

 

Marc is driven by his motivation to develop strong relationships with team members and investors through sound investment decisions that result in healthy returns and a growing business. His thoughtful approach to deal-making includes meticulous analysis to ensure that Strat Ventures’ products provide exceptional returns.